black drum? I wonder if this is the same as the drum I've caught in melton hill lake. I don't think you'd want to eat a radioactive drum from east tennessee. but I could be wrong.
Nope...Black Drum are a saltwater species...found in coastal bays, bayous, etc. Good to eat when they're young - when they get big (and they can get up to 70lbs or so), they develop plating around their gills that you can't cut with a chain saw. They are the bane of oystermen - one large drum can wipe out a whole reef.
I've never heard of anyone eating freshwater drum (known as gaspergou here in LA)...I suppose they would be ok, but a radioactive one? I wouldn't want to end up like that Russian chap